Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Andover during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Tester
Hampshire > Andover
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 17 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 9 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 16.98% 3.51% 11.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.00% 3.92% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Andover median daily rate £363 £325 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -28.96% +14.38%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £313
90th Percentile £484 £338 £516
Hampshire median daily rate £350 £320 £356
% change year-on-year +9.38% -10.18% +4.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Andover median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.50 £18.04 £34.37
% change year-on-year +13.64% -47.51% -12.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Andover. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Andover
Contract vacancies in Andover with a recognized job title 50 51 89
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 89.47% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 37 45
Andover median daily rate £388 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £315 £311 £292
90th Percentile £500 £543 £488
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Andover median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £28.25 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +22.83% -8.00% +25.00%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Andover

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Andover.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Andover

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Andover

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Andover.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Andover

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Andover

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Andover over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Andover

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Andover region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle APEX
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Software AG
3 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 3 (33.33%) webMethods
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (33.33%) F#
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) API Testing
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) PuTTY
1 1 (11.11%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
3 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (22.22%) Ant
4 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
4 2 (22.22%) TestNG
5 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (11.11%) Toad
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) API Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) F#
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Software AG
2 3 (33.33%) webMethods
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) VMware